Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, and nausea. The typical migraine headache is unilateral and pulsating, lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms increased by sensitivity to light and to sound.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), migraines are extreme headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Any kind of anxiety, stress, exposure to light, caffeine, alcohol, hunger, or sleeplessness can prompt this type of severe headache.
There are a few treatments available at the Renewal Institute that assist in treating and preventing migraines, these include:
- Intravenous Infusions for migraines
- Biopuncture for migraines
- Carboxytherapy for muscle tension and headaches
- Injectables: Botulinum Toxin for migraines
- Supplement packs for the management and prevention of migraines
IVI for Migraines:
This involves the use of natural Biopuncture ampoules, created into a customized cocktail administered via and IVI (Intravenous Infusion). The ampoules used may include; Traumeel, Lymphomyosot, Spascupreel, Hepar Comp, Ovarium Comp or Testis Comp.
Biopuncture for Migraines:
This involves injecting Traumeel, Spascupreel, Lymphomyosot via a mesotherapy technique into the trapezius muscle as well as at the back of the neck and the occipital region, which are the areas that normally hold tension and spasm during a migraine.
Other ampoules that can be incorporated to customize the treatment (based on the particular patient’s needs) include, Hepar Comp, Ovarium Comp (ladies) and Testis Comp (gents).
Carboxytherapy for Migraines:
Carboxytherapy is a great preventative and support treatment for migraine sufferers as the treatment targets the areas that commonly hold tension, spasm and pain during a migraine. This works by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas into trigger points, acupressure points and tense muscles, increasing the blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and releasing toxins and tension that would normally exacerbate headaches.
Supplements that assist in treating and preventing migraines:
- Vit D3
- MSM with Vitamin C
- Meriva caps
- Glutathione Propheroid
- Optional: Adding Defencell or Cellasure (available at branches)
The discovery of injectables for the use of migraines came about accidentally as patients who happened to suffer from migraines noticed that their migraines improved after cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections were made to reduce brow and forehead wrinkles.
A possible explanation is that the injections may affect nerve cell signalling systems that have to do with the perception of pain. Treatment of chronic migraines with injections appears to be effective, but the injections do not appear to work for episodic migraines. The effect of the treatment usually lasts between six to nine months.
Migraine Injectable treatments are available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Willowbridge, Paarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at Ballito, Durban & Umhlanga.